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    • Parvin: Sweetest Day of My Life
    • The day my first poem was published was the sweetest day of my life. I felt that I was walking on the clouds, everything was beautiful and ...
    • Parvin’s First Poem
    • I knew that the boy who broke his water pot was suffering from orphanage – a bad pain. I was thanking God a thousand times every day for having a kind father. He was a scholar, writer and poet. He was a ...
    • Martyrdom of Dr. Shahriari
    • On Monday morning, 29th November 2010, Dr. Majid Shahriari, a renowned Iranian nuclear scientist, was attacked in Artesh blvd, Tehran, and was martyred. He was a lecturer ...
    • Zurkhane Games and Tools (Part 3)
    • The Kabbadeh resembles a war bow and is made. In Persian culture it is known as a loose bow to practice using war bows. GholamrezaInsafpur narrates the book of MinaviKherad to have defined it as an ...
    • Zurkhane Games and Tools (Part 2)
    • The Zang (Bell) is used by the Morshed to synchronize physical exercises. Zang is cooper pot with a middle rod creating the sound by hitting bell walls. The Morshed uses the Bell to ...
    • Zurkhane Games and Tools (Part 1)
    • Zurkhane is the place to gain not only power but more morals, humbleness and less prejudice. Zurkhane sports are exercised in closed places resembling cellars and temples where the origins of Zurkhane grew. After Islam and ...
    • Zurkhane and modern sports
    • Development of media sports and sports in Asian and Olympic Games as well as lack of international system for the traditional athletics are among the reasons for slower growth of Zurkhane games compared to other games in the country. To develop its ...
    • Ancient Athletics in Islamic Civilization Era
    • Because of continued magnanimity tradition, new myths were created about the origins of these athletics that related it to Islam. These myths, however, were not purely fictional. Tradition of magnanimity apparently had been ...
    • Edward Brown on popularity of Zurkhane through history
    • Edward Brown, the great easterner, also believes Zurkhane has been popular since ancient times though with somehow different appearance and tools. Late Gholam Reza Insafpur believes Zurkhane as we know today has been popular since the ...
    • Zurkhane architecture and Mithraism temples
    • The ranking in Zurkhane including KohneSavar, Morshed, Pishkesvat, SahebZang, SahebTaj, and Noche remind us of seven rankings among Mithraism followers which may have been of the same origins. Athletes reaching the rank of mastery were honored by ...
    • Historical Foundations of Zurkhane
    • There have been a number of studies on the historical foundations of Zurkhane athletics after Iranian Parliamentary Movement . Iranian traditional athletics were called Zurkhane after ...
    • The Solitary Girl – 3
    • One day when I was returning home from school along with a friend, I came across an event which brought about a sea change in me. I saw a ten-, twelve-year-old lad, sitting and sobbing, while tears were rolling down his cheeks. Just like a ...
    • The Solidary Girl – 2
    • Loneliness and solitariness was a blessing for me, for in loneliness I could realized myself better and didnt like at all to waste my time by talking and quarrelling with other girls. How could I consider my classmates my confidantes? While they liked ...
    • The Solitary Girl -1
    • Days, weeks and months were coming and going and I was gradually growing bigger and bigger. My poems too just like myself were becoming taller and greater. My father had gotten me enrolled in the ...
    • Parvin Etesami’s Autobiography
    • He left and I thought that my being became full of uncomposed poems, I went towards the orchard, my shrunken shadow followed me. When I was talking to Bahar, I had totally forgotten my shadow. I said: ...
    • Parvin Etesmai in her own words-5
    • The sun was dragging itself towards the middle of the sky silently and voicelessly. Those few patches of clouds had mounted the horse of wind and had descended the mountain. I guessed they were coming towards ...
    • Parvins poem on Ants
    • I inspected the route of an ant to find its nest.. Its nest was a small hole near the pomegranate tree. Some soft, sieved soil was on the side of its nest. A big stone was ...
    • Parvin Etesami Autobiography-3 (Bahar)
    • My shadow was sitting beside me, gazing at me. It was silent. Perhaps it too was waiting for Bahar to come and just like me see him. Perhaps my shadow too wanted to read ...
    • Parvin Etesami in Her Own Words-1
    • Spring with all its fragrance and freshness had arrived in the orchard of our house. As if a chunk of spring had just fallen into our yard. The smell of Farvardin [first Iranian calendar month] had permeated everywhere. There was a warm and ...
    • The Person behind the Bombing Arrested
    • The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced on December 11, 2010 that it has managed to arrest the person behind the bombing. In this connection, the televised confessions made by ...
    • Assassination of Ali-Muhammadi
    • The public relations department of the University of Tehran issued a message of condolence following the bomb blast that led to the martyrdom of Dr. Ali-Muhammadi. The statement read that the enemies of Islam and the revolution must know that ...
    • Martyr Masoud Ali-Muhammadi (Part 2)
    • Dr. Ali-Muhammadi published more than 80 articles in the most accredited world scientific journals during many years of his scientific and research activities and he stood in the ...
    • Martyr Masoud Ali-Muhammadi (Part 1)
    • There was a bomb blast in Qeytarieh district of Tehran at 7:30 A.M. on January 12, 2010. The blast led to the martyrdom of Dr. Ali-Muhammadi. Two other persons were wounded and losses were inflicted on a nearby building. The bomb was ...
    • Fahraj village
    • This ancient village is in the heart of the desert, on the Yazd-Kerman highway, 6 km southeast of the city of Yazd. Due to its being located in the desert, Fahraj has a hot and dry climate. It is said that the village used to be one of the ...
    • Bondar-Abad village
    • Bondar-Abad village lies 10 km northwest of the city of Ashkezar in Yazd Province. With an altitude of 1150 meters above sea level, it is an oasis located in a mostly-desert area which has ...
    • Iranian civilization: Contribution to Silk Road
    • In ancient Iran, the Silk Road connected the cities of Tous, Neishabour, Damghan, Gorgan and Rey before it branched out in Qazvin. One of its branches went toward Azarbaijan and Trabozan, and the other branch ran through ...
    • History of Headgear in Persia
    • Throughout history, headgears have played a significant role in Persian society and have been used to represent profession, race and social status.Historical documents and ancient inscriptions indicate head covers had ...
    • Islamieh village (Part 2)
    • Besides their main jobs that are mostly administrative, marketing, and labour, most of the village residents work in the fields of agriculture, animal husbandry, apiculture, and sericulture. However, the main function of this village is providing ...
    • Carpets in Ancient Persia
    • Carpet is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian art and culture dating back to ancient Persia (c. 3500 BC). Persian carpets can be divided into three categories: ...
    • Islamieh village (Part 1)
    • This article will take you to the mostly desert Province of Yazd which has 50 registered rural tourist sites including natural landscapes, historical monuments, industrial sites, and cultural centres.These villages ...
    • Abguineh, Iran’s Glassware and Ceramic Museum
    • The old brick construction of Abguineh Museum has a relatively long history; it used to be the residence and office of Ahmad Qavam (1876 - 1955), a politician who served as Prime Minister of Iran. Afterwards, the Egyptian Embassy in ...
    • The crescent
    • The sun’s boat is broken and drowned in the Nile, But a piece is floating about on the water of Nile. The twilight’s pure blood drips into the sky’s basin, Has the lancet of ...
    • Always
    • Still evening, When the flock of starlings – Flied away from the memory of the pine. But the core of the tree remained wholesome. As the last ...
    • Bisheh Village
    • Bisheh village is 75 km away from the city of Khorram-Abad; it is cold and dry in winter and has fine weather in spring and summer. This village used to be a summer resort for tribes, and has changed to ...
    • Vanayi Village
    • Vanayi is a big and developed village of the town of Borujerd in western Iran. It is one of the most famous villages of Lorestan province and is located in a canyon 12 km North West of Borujerd just like a paradise lost. Vanayi village is in a ...
    • Espidan Village
    • The village of Espidan is located 45 km south east of Bojnurd – the center of North Khorassan province – in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Espidan Village has moderate mountainous weather; it is over 8 centuries old and is ...
    • Zavarem or Dasht-e-Behesht Village
    • Todays first village is called Zavarem or Dasht-e-Behesht that is located 28 km south east of Shirvan and 83 km away from Bojnurd, the center of North Khorasan Province. Enjoying moderate mountainous weather, the village is located ...
    • Winter
    • Your greetings they’ll ignore.With their heads resting on their chests, They seek warmth from their breasts, None affords to lift a head to greet the guests. Vision is limited, The road’s dark and slick. Your extended friendly hand is refused, Not ...
    • Tees village
    • This article is dedicated to introducing a 2500-year-old Iranian village called Tees. Tees village is in the vicinity of the Gulf of Oman and the existence of many historic monuments in it is the ...
    • Kang and Naamaq Villages
    • Considering the geographical situation of Khorassan Razavi province there are various natural beauties in the region; however these attractions have mostly remained away from the eyes of tourists. The historical and beautiful ...
    • Ostad & Khosravieh Villages in North Khorasan province
    • The village of Ostad with an altitude of 1450 meters from the sea level is located 30 kilometers away from the south east of Farooj town and 95 kilometers south east of Bojnoord, the center of the province. The Khosravieh Mayvan River runs ...
    • Rueen village
    • Khorasan and it has been registered in Irans list of national heritage, thanks to its invaluable historical and architectural texture. The step-like village of Rueen is one of the ...
    • Chanesht village
    • Chanesht village is located in South Khorasan province. Thanks to its natural, cultural, and historical attractions, Chanesht is known as one of the tourist targets in the province. It is 2150 meters above sea level, and 60 km south east of the city ...